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Devil in Ohio

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Devil in Ohio

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Soon to be a Netflix Limited Series!

A traumatized girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspired by true events.

When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules’s clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules’s crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving.

Then things get weird.

Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, startled to see: a pentagram carved into Mae’s back. Jules pieces together clues and discovers that Mae is a survivor of the strange cult that’s embedded in a nearby town.

And the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

Find out what happens in Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin.

Praise for Devil in Ohio:

"Polatin weaves a thrilling and suspenseful story in her debut, inspired by true events. Jules Mathis' life is thrown into turmoil after her psychiatrist mother invites Mae--a patient, cult survivor, and troubled young girl with a pentagram carved into her back--to stay with their family. . . . Eager readers will keep turning pages to discover Mae's secrets and her connection to the Mathis family." —Booklist

"Between the danger Jules's mother brings to the family and the cringe-worthy cult rituals described, this story is sometimes difficult to read—but sometimes the most important stories are the most challenging." —VOYA

Daria Polatin is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Devil in Ohio, a Netflix Limited Series starring Emily Deschanel and Madeleine Arthur, based on her best-selling novel of the same name. Daria was a writer/co-executive producer of Stephen King’s Castle Rock, where her episode “The Laughing Place” was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Best TV Episodes of 2019. Additional TV credits include Jack Ryan, Hunters, Heels, and Shut Eye.

An award-winning playwright, Daria wrote and directed her new play Palmyra at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, which ran on CTG’s Digital Stage. Her plays have been produced across the United States and internationally. She is a founding member of The Kilroys, the advocacy group for gender parity in the American theater.

Under her 1001 Pictures banner, Daria continues to write and produce propulsive stories that challenge and entertain. Daria is of Egyptian descent, grew up traveling on five continents, loves hiking and inventing recipes, and lives in Los Angeles with her family. Devil in Ohio is her debut novel.

ISBN: 9781250180773

ISBN-10: 9781250180773

Publisher: Square Fish

Publication Date: 11/06/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/06/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English


Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Mental Illness

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Physical & Emotional Abuse